Cornwall is full of beautiful spots that will seduce property hunters, from romantic retreats and family houses to historic homes, rolling estates or houses that cling to the spectacular coast.
Here’s our pick of houses for sale in Cornwall right now — and if you’re looking further afield, our round-up of West Country property for sale collects more homes from this corner of Britain, while Country Life’s best country houses for sale this week article has homes across the nation.
A charming, two-bedroom thatched cottage just outside Lizard village, in a spot called Church Cove.
It’s picture-postcard perfect outside, and beautifully refurbished within — the bathroom with skylight is a highlight.
The agents describe it as being perfect as a permanent home or a bolthole — there’s not a massive amount of space here, but what there is really is delightful.
This extraordinary Grade II-listed house is perched high on a slope and enjoys superb views of the valley with the sea beyond.
Built in about 1905 in Rennie Mackintosh style, it has 4,820sq ft of airy, light-flooded living space.
The house is set in grounds of about 10 acres and comes with a separate two-bedroom coach house.
This most distinguished stately home, which is listed Grade II*, sits high above the Glynn Valley, of which it enjoys extraordinary views.
Once home to Waterloo hero Sir Hussey Vivian and, much later, to Nobel-prize-winning chemist Peter Mitchell, the house is full of magnificent features, from the plaster cast of Vivian’s medals in the main reception rooms to the cupola in the Prayer Hall and the ancient vaulted ceiling in the old bakery.
As befits a house of this scale, there are a multitude of reception rooms and bedrooms, plus ancillary accommodation in separate wings and cottages. The property, which comes with mature grounds, is available as a whole or in two lots.
Set at the edge of the village of Ponsanooth, this pretty granite house is listed Grade II.
The 4,252sq ft interiors encompass five reception rooms and six bedrooms, plus a separate, detached office.
The grounds extend to more than 21 acres of gardens, woodland and a heated swimming pool.
This pretty Victorian property stands close to the Helford River’s creek system and affords long views of the countryside.
Beautifully renovated by the current owners, it has 2,753 sq ft of living space, with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and a striking kitchen.
The landscaped grounds combine formal gardens with an orchard and woodland.
A short boat ride from Fowey lies what is surely Cornwall’s most unusual waterside property: The Old Sawmills.
It stands in its own private inlet on the western bank of the River Fowey, between the quaint village of Golant and the town. It’s set amid 32 acres of private woodland with no road access, and is for sale for the first time in 48 years.
The house has seven bedrooms, a further two-bedroom lodge and endless stories to tell: there is an on-site recording studio that has been used by some of the biggest names in the industry. Oasis recorded ‘Definitely, Maybe’ here in 1990.
This picturesque semi-detached cottage sits on the outskirts of Tintagel.
Listed Grade II, it is full of charming features, from flagstone floors to feature fireplaces and a spiral staircase. There are three bedrooms and two reception rooms.
Outside, there are lawned gardens and a paddock.
Standing high above the road that leads from Launceston to the North Cornish coast, this wisteria-clad stone cottage is listed Grade II.
The accommodation is split into the main house, which has four bedrooms and three reception rooms, and a two-bedroom annexe, which could be used for income or as part of the house.
The gardens outside are mostly laid to lawn, and there’s a courtyard that would be perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining.
This three-bedroom barn conversion looks much more like a cottage than a former barn.
Sat close to the parish church, it’s a pretty stone building with three bedrooms and plenty of original features.
Outside is a large garden, with shrub borders and a productive vegetable area.
Originally a three-roomed Medieval Hall House, this handsome home dates back to 1350.
It boasts many interesting period features including impressive fireplaces, 18th-century panelling, original shutters, a cloam oven, a medieval bread oven and a wig cupboard.
The seven-bedroom property has extensive grounds of 52 acres, including a cobbled courtyard and 17th-century stone barn.
This classic Georgian manor house features exceptional views of unspoilt farmland and woodland.
It has seven bedrooms, a turning staircase, an extensive cellar and more than an acre of gardens and grounds.
Nansough Manor is approximately seven miles north-east of Truro and just over a mile from the village of Ladock.
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